Holcim Foundation

Project Summary


The project implements a comprehensive series of environmentally-sensitive features in a public school facility. The design includes natural ventilation, natural lighting with protection from direct solar radiation, and an accessible roof garden.

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Holcim Awards competition goes global
Holcim Awards Silver 2005 to a minimal energy school in Brazil
“A comprehensive series of environmentally sensitive features in a public school facility” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for Latin America
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Silver 2005
Latin America
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